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Kuggen Goteborg

Office buildings

2011

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Address : Hus Kuggen Lindholmsplatsen
SE-417 56 Göteborg
Sweden
Contact person : Sales office Sweden
wicona@wicona.se
- Sweden

Architect : Wingardh Architektkontor AB - SE 411 19 - Göteborg - Sweden - http://www.wingardhs.se/

Fabricator : Staticus UAB - LT-02190 - Vilnius - Lithuania - http://www.staticus.com/

Project details : Kuggen is nestled in among Lindholmen’s big office buildings, like a colorful blossom surrounded by gray leaves. Its form and color are not immediately revealed. The round building looks different from every direction. The upper floors project out over the lower—more on the south side than on the north, so that the building partially shades itself when the sun is high in the sky. A rotating screen shades the top floors, following the sun’s path around the building. These details change the building’s character from one side to another, and over the course of the day. Finally, its brocade of glazed terracotta panels takes on different appearances depending on our viewing angle and the changing daylight conditions. Kuggen strives to be an extremely energy efficient office building. The cylindrical form offers lots of floor space in relation to the amount of exposed exterior wall surface, and the triangular windows provide both open-plan office landscapes and private offices with good daylight, reducing the need for artificial lighting. The projection of the upper stories limits the bothersome glare of direct sunlight inside, and also expands the usable floor area. The building grows larger by two facets for each new floor.

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Facade systems

WICTEC 50 HI

Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf for standard version up to 1.2W/m²K infill thickness 3 - 51mm Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Completes product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof glazings, max sash dimension up to 1400x1800mm A apperture angle up to 90° facilitates efficient ventialtion Integrated hinges ensure long lasting functionality Realizeable as SHEV
Built:: - Roof area
Facade systems

WICTEC 50 HI

Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection
Facade systems

WICTEC 50 EL

Unitized façade system on a stick basis visible sighlines 50mm an dfor expansion mullion 60mm Uf up to 1.4W/m²K infill thickness up to 44mm max façade element dimesions up to 3x3m